Welcome to PRAGUE MEDIA POINT – a virtual conference for journalists, media professionals, and scholars on December 1-11, 2020


PRAGUE MEDIA POINT is a joint project by KEYNOTE and Transitions. Our mission is to foster the media’s work for the public good by convening solution-oriented expert gatherings that bring together unique, regional perspectives and provide lasting networking experiences.

Per this year’s theme – “What’s Working” – discussions will focus on adapting or replicating successful projects and approaches in different contexts. The agenda includes 36 sessions split into four main areas addressing some of the most pressing issues of today:

  • ON TODAY’S NEWS AGENDA –  media freedom, the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis, and diversity.
  • GROW AND INNOVATE – self-help for news organizations in these challenging times.
  • SCHOLARLY INSIGHTS – presentations on current research, COVID-fueled innovations, and more.
  • INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM – tracking organized crime, Chinese influence, and engaging the audience in long-term investigations.

We wish you a great conference!
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Friday, December 11 • 17:25 - 18:00
How to Expose an Illegal Arms Business in Your Pajamas

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There are currently about 30 armed conflicts around the world: civil wars in Syria, Libya, Yemen, and South Sudan; territorial disputes in Ukraine and Turkey; ongoing conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh; instabilities in Lebanon, Egypt, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. All need weapons and ammunition, and a lot of it. But the arms trade is one of the most opaque global businesses. There are no arms deals between Syria and Bulgaria, but you’ll find Bulgarian rockets all over Syria. Not only are there no arms deals between Libya and Serbia, there is an arms trade ban in place. If you know where to look, however, you can find pictures and videos of newly produced Serbian mortars in Libya. Unless your media organization sends you to the battlefield to research, how do you get to the bottom of this? It’s actually simple, if you know where to look.

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Brigitte Alfter

director, Arena for Journalism
Brigitte Alfter ist eine deutsch-dänische Journalistin, Geschäftsführerin für Redaktionelles bei Arena for Journalism in Europe und Dozentin Journalismus an der Universität Göteborg. Nach Jahren als Journalistin auf fallen Niveaus vom Lokaljournalismus bis zur EU-Korrespondentin... Read More →

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Ivan Angelovski

Investigations Editor, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network
Ivan is an investigative reporter and editor with 19 years of experience. He is skilled in open-source research, tracking planes and ships, following the money, and making data work for the story.


Friday December 11, 2020 17:25 - 18:00 CET